What Is Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Is It Safe for Farm Tractors?

October 28, 2010 at 8:48 AMRing Power
describes what diesel exhaust fluid is and its safety aspects.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), also knows as AdBlue, is a non-hazardous, high-purity, colorless solution containing 32.5% automotive grade urea. The rest is de-ionized water. diesel exhaust fluidThe automotive grade urea is made up of ammonia and carbon dioxide just like other urea products. The difference is that DEF has all impurities removed that could interfere with AGCO and Challenger’s e3™ System. DEF is available at all Ring Power locations selling e3-equipped products, many truck stops (such as Pilot, Travel America, Flying J, and Loves), and truck dealerships. The list of available outlets is growing daily.
Urea has many uses. It’s used as an artificial fertilizer and is found in cosmetics and other products. It’s manufactured to ISO and SAE standards. Facilities that comply with these standards are inspected and certified by the American Petroleum Institute to ensure the highest quality product.
DEF is non-toxic, non-hazardous, and requires no special permits or licenses. Tier 3 e3 agricultural tractors will use up to 3% of DEF as compared to diesel fuel consumption. Even with a small 8-gallon tank, that is roughly one DEF for two fuel fills.

Manufactured to ISO Standards
    – 67.5% Automotive Grade Urea
    – 32.5% De-ionized Water
Non-Toxic and Non-Hazardous
Only Slightly Corrosive
Consumption Rate
    – 3% of Diesel Use
    – Roughly 1 Tank per 2 Diesel Tanks

Ring Power' Agricultural Division sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout Florida and the Southeast, with service and repair facilities located in Perry, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine and Tampa. Ring Power also supplies a range of farm implements and attachments from Sunflower disc harrows, field cultivars and grain drills, SprayCoupe sprayers, RoGator ag sprayers, TerraGator, Diamond Boom Mowers, and Land Pride grooming mowers.

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